A cheerful little Peter Greenaway movie: a series of tableau driven by obessions with sex, death, and decay.
A pair of identical twins lose their wives in a car crash caused by a very large swan. Alba Bewick (Andréa Ferréol), the driver of the car, survives but loses a leg. The twins become obsessed by death, decay, and Alba. Alba’s surgeon amputates her other leg ‘because it looked so sad all alone’. Everybody dies and the twins film their own decay.
Sara Meerman & Nicole Mora were the makeup artists; Floris Schuller was the special makeup effects artist.